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The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884

Author: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2009.
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This long-overdue survey eschews Darwin and follows the work of naturalists of many nationalities who used paleontology, comparative anatomy, and embryology in order to establish a linear continuity  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
ISBN: 9789048130085 9048130085 9789048130092 9048130093
OCLC Number: 401157576
Notes: "Originally published by Felix Alcan, Paris in 1884."--T.p.
Description: xx, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Aristotle --
The Roman period --
The Middle Ages and Renaissance --
Evolution of the concept of species --
Philosophers of the XVIIIth century --
Buffon --
Lamarck --
Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire --
Georges Cuvier --
Debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire --
Geothe --
Dugès --
The German natural philosophers --
The theory of the organic types and its consequences --
Louis Agassiz --
The lower animals --
Cell theory and the constitution of the individual --
Embryology --
Species and their modifications.
Responsibility: translated by Alex McBirney, with annotations by Stanton Cook and Gregory Retallack.
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